I just finished reading an article in the latest issue of Rider Magazine about rebuilding Ohlins shocks. According to the article Ohlins USA recommends servicing every 18-19000 miles or once a year at an approximate price for a BMW pair of shocks of $350.00. Does anyone out there actually do that? I mean I'm going to pay over $2000 for a pair of shocks for my 1200RT and I'm also going to be required to pay $350.00 per year for service? There's no doubt in my mind that Ohlins makes great shocks as I ridden a couple of bikes with them on, but I'm no professional roadracer and it's made me pause as if that's something I would ever want to install on my bike.
I know it's not the same but I just purchase a pair of Koni FSD rear shocks for my diesel pusher motorhome, total price with shipping $340 from Koni. Guaranteed for life, no servicing required. Can't imagine any shock taking more of a pounding then these.
If I was a racer again I would have no problem with the price for a pair of Ohlins and the servicing that would be required, but I gotta tell you, I think I'll look elsewhere when the time comes for me to replace my RT's shocks.